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Four Different Ways You Can Dispose Of Old Shingles

If you are having your roof replaced, all the old shingles that are currently on your roof are going to need to be pulled off. Once they are pulled off your roof, you are going to have to do something with all the old roofing material that you now have. Here are four different  ways you can dispose of your old shingles.

#1 Donate To A Community Organization

You don't have to throw your old shingles in the trash. You may be able to donate them. Find an organization in your community that helps low-income families with their housing needs. Call them up and see if they take donations of shingles that are re-usable and see if they can pick up the shingles from your home.

If you can find an organization that is willing to re-use your old shingles, you win in two different ways. First, you get to help someone else out. Second, you can write off the donation on your taxes.

#2 Sell Them Through An Online Message Board

You can also look online for a community board where members posts construction equipment and materials that they don't need any more. You may find someone who is willing to pay you to take your old shingles off your hands. You can also list the materials as free, and you may be able to find someone who wants old shingles and would be willing to pick them up and haul them away for you.

#3 Bring Them To An Asphalt Recycling Center

If you don't want to try and donate or sell your old shingles, you can recycle them. Call up your local waste management company and see if they have a facility that accepts asphalt shingles. If they don't have one, see if they can give you the number of a recycling center in your area that accepts old asphalt shingles.

Some recycling centers that accept old asphalt shingles may charge you a small fee for disposing of your shingles for you. Other recycling centers actually pay you for the materials as they are able to break them down and reuse them. Call around and see how the asphalt recycling centers in your area work.

#4 Throw Them Away In A Dumpster

If your shingles are not salvageable, or contain dangerous material such as asbestos, you may just want to rent a dumpster for the duration of your roofing project. That way, you have somewhere to throw the old shingles, and you don't have to deal with hauling them away on your own.

There are many different things that you can do with your old shingles when you have your roof replaced. If your shingles are salvageable, you may be able to donate, sell or even recycle them. If they are not salvageable, unfortunately, you'll just have to throw them away. For more information about roofing, contact a contractor such as Cleroux & Sons Roofing siding